Potential clients often ask us what separates Heitner Legal from other law firms, big and small. A common reply is that our experience and success speaks for itself, but the way in which we communicate, whether it be to a court of law, opposing counsel or, most importantly, our clients, truly distinguishes our practice from competitors.
Here is what one client, Shaun P. Herness, Ph.D. said about Heitner Legal founder Darren Heitner:
Darren Heitner is the only attorney I’ve met that communicates effectively with the client and gets things done in a timely manner. I’ve never had to engage in continuous follow-up efforts for him to complete his professional obligations. He is on top of things! Darren’s respect for his clients is demonstrated in the manner that he conducts himself in his relationship with them.
Additionally, Leverage Agency Founder and CEO Ben Sturner said,
Being one of your clients, I appreciate your ability to actually follow up and move in lightning quick time and be nimble. A plus sevice and consultation.
One of our favorite reviews came from Wendi Weiner, Owner of The Writing Guru® brand.
Over the past 5 weeks, I have encountered two situations where people have attempted to infringe on or hurt my business through illicit means. While I have been a lawyer since 2004 and could have easily defended myself in these situations, they say a lawyer who is his own client has a fool for a client. I am beyond grateful I hired Darren Adam Heitner. I can’t say enough good things about Darren and his team at Heitner Legal. Both situations were resolved favorably, but one of them had to be handled very sensitively, and it was because of Darren’s skill and tenacity in handling the tougher battle that I am most impressed by him.
Darren is bright, talented, and an incredible lawyer and human being. Whether it was emailing me at 7AM or late at night or over the weekend, he was there to answer questions, send out a demand letter or response to the perpetrator(s) the same day, and move things forward fast to stop these people from harming and infringing on my business. He is truly the lawyer you want on your side to protect your business, reputation, and brand.
Intellectual property is also a major practice area for Heitner Legal, and a long-time, very successful entrepreneur Rob Katz had the following to say about Heitner Legal’s services when it comes to IP:
I have known Darren for the past few years in multiple roles, and in each one I have found him to be hard working, conscientious, easy to communicate with and able to provide analysis of complex business issues. I have solicited Darren’s advice and have hired him to help us with some intellectual property matters and would strongly recommend him to others.
A major niche for Heitner Legal is undoubtedly working with all types of sports and entertainment clients, including athletes, celebrities, agents and businesses. One key client in the space has been Sure Sports, which has called on Heitner Legal for general counsel-related work since Heitner Legal was founded in June 2014. Sure Sports’ president, Leon McKenzie, had this to say about Heitner Legal:
Darren has been crucial in building relationships with our banks’ counsel by answering structural questions and explaining the risks and mitigants of the player contracts. He has helped us minimize our exposure to any industry pitfalls by clearly outlining the precise levels of recourse. Darren has helped us gain national exposure as the industry leader and provided us with direct access to the most successful agents in the industry.
There isn’t a sports attorney in the country that will protect your interests better for your current situation or your foreseeable future. In addition, Darren’s industry savvy is uniquely geared to all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry.